Category Archives: Western Europe

Does it snow in London? Full winter weather guide!

london tower bridge by river thames in snowlondon tower bridge by river thames in snow

Does it snow in London? Yes… and no.  Thanks to London’s maritime climate, its typical temperature is fairly mild throughout the winter.  This means that snow is rare, but certainly not unheard of.  The capital typically has a few snowfall days per year.  I grew up in London, and while I remember fairly chilly temperatures […]

Does it snow in France? Guide to where and when!

Church in Chamonix, France, French Alps in winter, street view and snow mountains

Are you wondering “Does it snow in France?”.  Whether you’re searching for snow-kissed French villages, perhaps with a festive market in the main square, or imagining yourself gliding down the slopes of the French Alps, where the snow crunches beneath your skis, it’s worth researching whether you can expect the white stuff before your trip.  […]

25 best places to visit in Europe in December (2023 guide)

Classic postcard view of famous Hallstatt lakeside town in the Alps with traditional passenger ship on a beautiful cold sunny day with blue sky and clouds in winter, Salzkammergut region, Austria

There’s no better place than Europe in December.  Sure, the days might be short and the weather a little on the chilly side (although it’s warmer in the south!), but festive celebrations are in full swing.  Whether you want to embrace the cold weather in Lapland or enjoy both sunny weather and Christmas traditions in […]

40 best winter city breaks in Europe (2023/4 guide)


Are you looking for winter city breaks in Europe? When the thermometer dips in Europe, the shutters don’t go down in its cities. Some bask in the warmth of winter sunshine, whereas others come alive with snow and Christmas markets. Dozens are all-weather, with lots of museums and attractions that are perfect for winter. I […]

21 best places to visit in Europe in January (2024 guide)

Vatican, Rome

Are you looking for the best places to visit in Europe in January?  The festive season may be over in many countries, but that doesn’t mean that these European destinations aren’t worth visiting.  In fact, pro travellers know that January in Europe has a lot to offer; whether they’re seeking mild temperatures in the south, […]

15 best places to visit in Wales in winter (2023/4 guide)

The beautiful landscape of Snowdonia national park, Wales.

Enchanting castles, a rocky coastline and a warm culture…. if you’re thinking of visiting Wales in winter, this article’s for you! The charming country of Wales in the United Kingdom might not have the best weather all year round, but we more than make up for it with our impressive landscapes, rich history and fascinating […]

Does it snow in Germany? German winter weather guide

Are you wondering does it snow in Germany? I’ve put together a full blog post to answer just that question! Germany stretches from the windy coastal plains of the North and Baltic Sea, across the agricultural fields and rugged highlands in the centre, and ends at the snowy peaks of the Alps in the south. […]